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Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

Liam Struck, Reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Campus Life, News, Showcase

Kirk Schmaltz is now passing the baton after 40 years of teaching. Schmaltz has spent 35 years of his life teaching at Ames High. And while he modestly claims that he was at the right place at the right time, his achievements say different. Boasting an impressive amount of time coaching sports, Sch...

2018 Senior Send-Off

Victoria Ostendorf, Queen

May 23, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, News, Showcase

The Senior Sendoff survey was a part of the exit surveys given by AHS professional school counselors May 8–14, 2018. Students had the option to not  have their information printed in The WEB. This is NOT an official list of Ames High graduates.

Nancy Torkildson

Nancy Torkildson

Lucas Bleyle, Co-editor in Chief

May 22, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

Ever since she began swimming at the Ames High School Pool in the 1960’s, Nancy Torkildson knew she wanted to be a teacher.   “When I started teaching there were still teachers here that I had had,” Torkildson said. She described having to call her former teachers, now fellow colleagues, b...

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Petr Karpov, Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

While countless Ames High students spend hours working on creative projects in and out of school, few receive the fame and recognition that all of their hard work warrants. Thus enter the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards–a program intended to recognize the artistic and writing abilities of studen...

Selaam Dollisso’s Senior Column

Selaam Dollisso’s Senior Column

Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

Writing a reflection on four years worth of high school with only two weeks left is a daunting task—proportionally, it just doesn’t work. Not to mention the hindrance of slow motion brain-clutter that many seniors are now experiencing as the final days of our secondary education come to a swift hault...

The Ultimate Finale Megamix Of The Matter

The Ultimate Finale Megamix Of The Matter

Dane Dorius, Academics and Arts Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

I’ve always liked writing about whatever’s interested me, but I don’t like writing about myself specifically. It never comes out right and it feels egotistical. This entire article isn’t my kinda gig, where either I dispense academic advice with my incredible 2.07 GPA, give social tips when I di...

ANNUS HORRIBILIS

ANNUS HORRIBILIS

Queen Victoria, Opinion Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

… Are two words that describe the majority of my High School years. When I began to write this I was very frustrated and out for blood. I wanted to go for the jugular. Burn every bridge possibly and not look back, but, I am tired. Instead here is my version of an acceptance speech. Except instead of produ...

Tynan Shahidi’s Senior Column

Tynan Shahidi’s Senior Column

Tynan Shahidi, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

Senior year is finally coming to a close, the upcoming years are filled which such uncertainty that it’s nice to sit back and reflect on my past four years. I remember the first day of high school when I got yelled at by Spence in front of the entire 2018 class, if this is what high school was gonna b...

Sam Stuve’s Senior Column

Sam Stuve’s Senior Column

Sam Stuve, Academics and Arts Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

4 years may not seem like a long time, but at some points in life it is. High school is one of those points. In 4 years you can see major changes in yourself and others as well. In my high school tenure, I as well as many others, struggled to find who I am and what I wanted to be in life, how to be confid...

Srishti’s Senior Column

Srishti’s Senior Column

Srishti Mathur, Campus Life Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

It’s really very difficult to dish out advice when you yourself are so tired of hearing it. For the past year, college advice has been hounding me, threatening to drown me with well-meant comments on how to branch out of my comfort zone or how to study effectively. Despite my reservations, here I am, imp...

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